Today on YouTube, a graphics and quality comparison video for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has surfaced; comparing the PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS4. When I had seen comparison videos like this in the past (Battlefield 4 for example), the differences between the Xbox One and PS4 were minor and for the most part, they looked very similar. This video however, there is a clear difference giving PS4 the edge.
The most staggering thing about this comparison video is that the Xbox One version looks more similar, not to the PS4, but to the Xbox 360/PS3. The textures, shadowing, and lighting are not much different, leading many to believe the Xbox One is the inferior next generation console. It’s competitor, the PS4, a whole $100 cheaper, seems to be outperforming the Xbox One in almost every way, especially when it comes to graphics and resolutions.
This week, we have learned that Thief will run at 1080p for the PS4 and 900p for the Xbox One, adding yet another game that the Xbox One will not run at 1080p while the PS4 will. For an updated resolution and frame rate comparison list, go here to be mind blown. We’ve also learned that Nvidia revealed that GTX 750 graphics cards run Titanfall better than the Xbox One. What makes it even more embarrassing is that the GTX 750 Ti is priced at $150 and GTX 750 at $119. Microsoft has been getting slammed by journalists and fans alike because of this. It seems like underwhelming resolutions and performance have become a habit of the Xbox One.
The PS4 and Xbox One are still young in their life cycles, but at what point does this become a problem? I usually look the other way when it comes to graphics and focus more on gameplay being the most important thing but this is getting ridiculous now. “Cheap-priced” graphics cards are outperforming the Xbox One, which might be acceptable right now with it’s life cycle just starting, but what about in 8-10 years? This will not be acceptable.
What do you think about the MGS V: Ground Zeroes comparison video? Are the graphics, resolution, and frame rate struggles hurting the Xbox One? Let us know!